There is a crying need in the church today for men to be men. But competing visions for what a man is to be some growing out of popular culture and others arising from flawed teaching in the church are exacerbating the problem. Richard Phillips believes it is possible to cut through all of this confusion by consulting the Bible. Only in the pages of Scripture, he asserts, can men find a clear explanation of their God-given roles as leaders, husbands, fathers, and churchmen.
Jason Duesing - "Throwing Our Hats Over the Wall"
A wall exists that appears high and too difficult to traverse when it comes to the planning, funding, sacrificing, and sending of those to engage the unengaged and reach the unreached with the Gospel. Nevertheless, believing God and His Word, and with a love for the peoples of the earth, we have thrown our hats over the wall. Will you join us as we seek to retrieve them?
5 Reasons I Avoid Writing Negative and Controversial Blogposts:
This post has no agenda other than to answer a question asked of me from time to time: Why don't I write more controversial blogposts? After all, it's an easy way to get blog traffic. People always slow down and look at traffic accidents and fights in the blogosphere.
What Guide Books Tell Foreign Visitors to the U.S.:
In many ways, the tour books say as much about the world as they do about the U.S., by highlighting the ways in which American practices and standards deviate. Anyone who's traveled widely, particularly in the developing world, will understand why these books are so emphatic about, for example, punctuality, personal space, and the unreliability of our trains.
Why the NAE Issued a Clergy Code of Ethics:
Leith Anderson, president of the NAE, deserves the credit for this code of ethics because he saw the need for it and organized a blue ribbon committee to produce a document to serve the evangelical world, not just one or two denominations. Evangelical organizations have no such written guide. The NAE has a widely accepted statement of faith and has produced statements regarding other issues like sexuality and the environment. This ethics statement was overdue.